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Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10

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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Windows 10 is the ideal next step for Microsoft, bringing together the best elements of Windows 7 and 8. With new features like Cortana and Edge, extensive desktop interface refinements and Microsoft's free upgrade offer, it's a must-have for anyone who uses Windows.

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Pros
  • Brings together Microsoft's best desktop and touchscreen interfaces
  • Easy upgrade process
  • Cortana and Edge alone are worth upgrading
  • Changes to modern Windows apps finally makes them useful
Cons
  • No major changes beyond the traditional Windows desktop
  • Xbox One game streaming requires a robust network
  • Still not many worthwhile modern Windows apps yet
91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

91
 

User Reviews

30
Benjamin
Worst OS of all time. Glitchy, randomly force updates, and has ruined two of...read more
60
FaisalDeeb.93
All is acceptable except one thing that bugs the hell out of my temper. When...read more
40
q238216231
Personally, I do not like Windows 10. I feel that I have far less control over...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
83
Average Critic Score
 
70
The Wall Street Journal
The new Microsoft operating system reverses the sins of Windows 8 and improves on Windows 7, yet misses chances for the PC to reclaim relevance.
 
90
The Verge
Windows 10 is hugely exciting. ... I like the direction Microsoft is taking with Windows 10, accepting feedback and ideas from its customers along the way. It feels like the best way to shape Windows into something people enjoy using, rather than something they have to use.
 
80
Wired
It’s about to be a really great time to make Windows devices. Because a billion-plus Windows users finally have a good reason to upgrade.
 
90
Yahoo
There’s clearly a new crew in charge, and it has a humbler, simpler, more coherent mindset. It’s impossible to overstate how much more sense Windows makes now. You really are going to love Windows 10. You’ll almost certainly want to upgrade your computers to it, especially since it’s free.
 
80
USA Today
I'm buying in, though I could do without something else familiar from Windows' past, too many bugs that I encountered.
 
90
Engadget
Windows 10 is the ideal next step for Microsoft, bringing together the best elements of Windows 7 and 8. With new features like Cortana and Edge, extensive desktop interface refinements and Microsoft's free upgrade offer, it's a must-have for anyone who uses Windows.
 
80
CNET
Windows 10 delivers a refined, vastly improved vision for the future of computing with an operating system that's equally at home on tablets and traditional PCs -- and it's a free upgrade for most users.
 
90
TechRadar
Feature-wise, Windows 10 is the new Windows 7. It's robust, pleasant to use and free.
 
90
Mashable
Windows devotees should be pleased with this update that represents a return to form for Microsoft.
 
70
Recode
I regard Windows 10 as a solid, evolutionary operating system that’s likely to be a good bet for people who like Windows. But don’t upgrade until more of the bugs have been worked out.

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